Trad Music Trust on Border News


24 Jan 19
by Nathon Jones

Border News Lookaround

Make sure you catch Border News Lookaround at 6pm tonight (24th Jan) on ITV Border and a feature on Trad Music Trust, Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and the charity's plans to develop a new arts centre in the former Royal Bank of Scotland building in Newton Stewart.

Chairperson Billy Jones, Vice-Chairperson Graham Rodger and Project Co-ordinator Nathon Jones spent an enjoyable day yesterday with ITV presenter Bruce McKenzie and cameraman Mike Easton talking about the festival and the plans for a new arts centre.

As well as a tour of the new arts centre building, piped in by local piper Karen Keenan, we also entertained Bruce with some live music at Creebridge House Hotel along with an interview featuring Billy and Nathon and Steve Donnan, owner and manager at the Creebridge.

It has been a terrific month of coverage for the organisation and we are hugely grateful to everyone at ITV for their enthusiasm and interest in the projects.

Border News Lookaround

In Other News


£226.67 raised at Cree Inn event

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the Cree Inn on Saturday 9th February and helped raise a brilliant £226.67 for The Vault Arts Centre project. That takes the running total to £496.67, which is a terrific start, with further fundraising planned over the coming weeks.

11 Feb 19
Nathon Jones

Fundraising night at Cree Inn

This Saturday 9th Feb, Trad Music Trust will host an evening of live music and entertainment to raise funds for the proposed new arts centre in Newton Stewart. There will be live music from the Board of Trustees, family and friends plus a charity raffle with some amazing prizes up for grabs!

6 Feb 19
Nathon Jones

Benedict Morris confirmed for July

It's the news you've all been waiting for; we have again managed to secure the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019, Glasgow fiddle player Benedict Morris. Benedict will be performing with a trio at the opening night concert in the Festival Marquee on Friday 12th July 2019.

3 Feb 19
Billie Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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